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Spectators avoid serious injuries as rally car hits them in Argentina

Spectators miraculously avoid serious injuries as rally car smashes into them after they ignored warnings not to stand on the track at an event in Argentina

  • Footage shows the driver losing control of car at the Tucuman Rally on Sunday
  • Race held in town of Tafi Viejo near San Miguel de Tucumán in north Argentina
  • Driver Karim Drube was driving in highly modified VW Golf when he lost control

Spectators at a rally car event have avoided serious injuries after ignoring warnings not to stand on the track and being hit by a vehicle.  

Footage shows the driver losing control of his car at the Tucuman Rally which was held in the town of Tafi Viejo near San Miguel de Tucumán in northern Argentina on Sunday. 

Driver Karim Drube was speeding along the track in his highly-modified Volkswagen Golf when he lost control on the loose surface.  

Spectators at a rally car event have avoided serious injuries after ignoring warnings not to stand on the track and being hit by a vehicle

Driver Karim Drube was speeding round the corner of the track in his highly modified Volkswagen Gol when he lost control of the car on the loose surface

He appears to get into difficulty and the car begins to violently slalom from left to right whilst he struggles to correct course.   

The car eventually flies off the track and ploughs directly into a large group of spectators who had been standing by the race track.

Bodies can be heard cracking against the car whilst the rest of the crowd screams in terror. 

Local news site Infobae reports that despite the severity of the crash none of the people who were hit by the speeding car was severely injured.  

Footage shows the driver losing control of his car at the Tucuman Rally which was held in the town of Tafi Viejo near San Miguel de Tucumán in northern Argentina on Sunday

The driver is also said to be doing fine and wasn’t injured and only a few people had ‘scrapes’ after jumping out of the way to avoid the impact

According to Carburando, five people suffered blows and were transferred to check on their injuries. 

They were treated by a doctor who was at the scene and did not have serious injuries. 

Karim stopped his car and according to Inifobae once he was assured by race organisers that no one had been badly injured he continued the race.

Local news site Infobae reports that despite the severity of the crash none of the people who were hit by the speeding car was severely injured

The car eventually flies off the track and ploughs directly into a large group of spectators who had been standing by the race track

The driver is also said to be doing fine and wasn’t injured and only a few people had ‘scrapes’ after jumping out of the way to avoid the impact, according to Cadena 3. 

Infobae reports that the spectators were not supposed to be standing so close to the track and despite being warned by race officials to move back they wanted to get as close to the cars as possible.  

The rally is expected to continue with the next stage scheduled for the 18th and 19th of September in the municipality of Trancas.

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